Nov 13, 2012 5:00am PST
allen who replaced petreaus as the top american commander in afghanistan and last night the fbi searched the north carolina home of paula broadwell with whom petreaus had an affair. tara mergener has the latest. >> reporter: ordering a pentagon investigation of one of the nation's highest profile u.s. military officials. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petreaus as head of the international forces in afghanistan is linked to the investigation involving his predecessor. secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned the case over to department of defense investigators. the senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petreaus' resignation as head of the cia. >> if you know my sister like i said, she is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: kelley went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. those were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. broadwell was having an affair with petreaus and reportedly bel
Nov 18, 2012 7:30am PST
into an fbi investigation due to e-mails sent by two people who were -- how do we put it, having a relationship with petraeus one way or another? >> you know, girls get jealous and start threatening each other on e-mail. >> when did that become an fbi crime? >> this is a reminder that our law enforcement alleges have a lot of discretion into the people they might trigger investigations to be pursued. that's what happened here. the fbi agent deemed this a credible threat, presumably to national security because of the high profile and identity of the alleged target here, general petraeus. >> so once they got into it, though, that's when everything started blowing up. i mean, is anything private? >> well, when the united states government decides it wants information and there's a law enforcement bassos for getting that -- basis for getting that information, e-mail is a very easy to get into source of private data. so, you know, so long as the u.s. government doesn't want to get the u.s. information, people can feel reasonably comfortable that it's not that easy for private individ
Nov 20, 2012 5:00am PST
california. the fbi says they conspired to kill americans overseas and in the u.s. and plan to join al qaeda and the taliban. one suspect is a 34-year-old man who served in the us air force in 2000 and 2001. authorities say he tried to arrange for two california men to meet his contacts with terror organizations. >> a man whose watch set off a bomb scare at the oakland airport won't face charges. the toggle switch, fuses and wires apparently raised some alarms. deputies arrested this man, 49- year-old jeffrey mcgann, and then evacuated the terminal. >> i'm an artist. it's an art project. i travel with numbers of them to give to friends, family, corporations, et cetera. >> the alameda county district attorney's office did not comment on why they dropped the charges. mcgann tells us this is the first time he has run into any trouble for wearing his art in an airport. >> you have to think that's going to raise eyebrows. >>> there's a water break. we launched chopper 5. various lanes blocked are blocked. it's a huge sinkhole in the ground at west 10th and cutter. this is a residential area so cr
Nov 19, 2012 7:00am PST
correspondent john miller, former fbi national intelligence official, joins us with the latest on the fbi and the president of justice investigations. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. we spoke a friend of the broadwell family who told us they were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from neighbors. 25 of them came over with all kinds of food and kind of set up camp there. on the home front it looks like things are coming back together. on the legal front there's a little more concern. let's go through the mechanics here. when this starts out, the agents get the stalking complaint and instead of waiting to get through the case and then bring it to a prosecutor, right at the beginning, because they see who this might involve, they go to an assistant u.s. attorney and say, if we go through with this, is there a prosecution your office would go forward with? and that tampa office says yes. then the special agent in charge of the tampa office reviews the case. he says this involves some big names. some interesting possibilities. let's kick this up a level. he brings it to robert o'
Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm PST
characterized as flirtatious. kelley is the woman who went to the fbi with inspection threatening e-mails that agents traced to petraeus' alleged girlfriend paula broadwell. one senior defense official says the general allen investigation centers on about 20,000 pages of documents. another says allen and kelley only exchanged a few hundred e- mails over a number of years. and that the vast majority of them are completely innocuous. kelley's brother defended her character. >> i know who my sister is. and i know she's a good mother and a good wife. >> reporter: allen remains in command of 68,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. he was supposed to be here on capitol hill this week for hearings on his nomination to be supreme u.s. commander in europe. now, that's on hold. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. >> reporter: petraeus resigned friday and admitted to the extramarital affair. his former aide says he is extremely remorse. >> he said in those words i screwed up. there's no excuses for it. what i did was wrong. >> reporter: broadwell has
Nov 20, 2012 6:00am PST
the picket line. >> breaking news out of southern california. the fbi has arrested four men in an alleged terror plot. >> the gunmen tried to open the door. >> a san jose father remembers his son an innocent victim of a violent crime spree as the manhunt for the suspect intensifies. >> this makeshift memorial has grown considerably in the last couple of days. >> from across the day -- >> police suspect that the three teenagers may be connected to other burglaries all around the peninsula. >> --to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning." touchdown! e is 6-- >>> good morning. it's tuesday, november 20th. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. happening now a big sinkhole shutting down a neighborhood in pittsburg. cate caugiran is in pittsburg to explain why an old pipe is likely to blame. >> the old pipe is the cause of the water main break. parts of the pipe are exposed. pittsburg public works has it under control. the next step is to replace the pipe that you see over there. now, earlier workers were using a vacuum to get rid of exc
Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm PST
to be delivered in texas and florida. if they cross state lines the fbi would join the investigation. martin and his company are on high alert. >> luckily that's our own truck intercompany shipping so that one i hope we don't have to worry about. >> reporter: chp cargo theft interdiction team says with no suspects and no leads this case is proving to be hard to crack. in the central valley, don ford cbs 5. >>> coming up in our next half hour, top u.s. intelligence grilled over the deadly attack in libya. >> if you want to know who is responsible in this town, buy yourself a mirror! >> on capitol hill, the charges against the obama administration. >>> wounded veterans killed after a train crashes into their parade float. the latest on this developing story. >>> and the permits approved, the construction is under way. why neighbors are fighting so hard tonight to drive 7-eleven away. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, happened during a deadly atk on americans in libya. lawmakers get a look at secy camera >>> now at 6:30, a clearer picture of what happened during the deadly attack on americans in libya.